The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #1) by Emily R. King

The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #1)

He wanted a warrior queen. He got a revolutionary.As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple.But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within ...

Details The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #1)

TitleThe Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #1)
Release DateJun 1st, 2017
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Fiction

Reviews The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #1)

  • Emily May
    The lead soldier is the clearest to make out; his long legs taper from narrow hips and a boxy, solid chest. He is the first man I have seen in person. My eyes widen to take him in. He is more fascinating than the chapel murals of the sky-god, Anu, and his son, Enlil, the fire-god. ^This is on the third page; the first time the MC meets the guy who - surprise! - will become the love interest.Every now and then, I like to take a break from my TBR. ...
  • Lola
    Insta-love. Rape. Stereotypes. Patriarchy. Manipulation. YA tropes. It was a lost cause. If only I knew.
  • Aly's Bookish Wonderland
    Tremors rack my body. I cover my mouth, locking in a gasp. Rajah Tarek is here. The ruler of the Tarachand Empire has come to Samiya. I hold still, my flesh shivering. I promised myself I would not DNF The Hundredth Queen. As I slogged through, wading across pages of murk and badly written metaphors, I thought to myself, "I'm almost there. The end is nigh. What is the point in dropping this book now?"But I quickly realised that finishing this bo...
  • Sh3lly (
    Okay, lemme just clarify some things and maybe weed out some people who probably shouldn't even give this book a try. This story has instalove. This story involves a culture where the females are owned as property. It's backwards as heck. The females have no power and their best lot in life is to:1) Get "claimed" by a kind man as wife2) Live a life in a temple of women, devoted to the gods 3) Be a favored courtesan4) Live somewhere in a hypotheti...
  • K
    A very predictable story with an interesting mythology bogged down by an insta-love romance between two people who are madly in love and willing to die for each other long before they have any reason or interaction to feel that way.I do, however, appreciate how many books I've read lately that don't feature a bad boy love interest who is rude to the protagonist but secretly loves them. More good guy love interests 2K17.
  • Edith
    Another appropriating white author who doesn't understand that india is not a monolith. Trash.
  • Beth (YA Books Central)
    The Hundredth Queen is by far one of my favorite books of 2017. I received an ARC of this incredible book before it even had a cover and I was completely obsessed after just reading one chapter. I am one of those readers who is usually drawn to a book because of the cover so when I received this book I read it just because the synopsis sounded intriguing.....and WOW am I happy that I gave this book a chance! The Hundredth Queen blew me away.....I...
  • Crazy4Books
    With that gorgeous cover and amazing reviews I was really excited when I got a copy of this. I went into this book not knowing much so when I started it I was afraid it was going to be too similar to Wrath and the Dawn. However despite it similarites it had some unique elements. For one the Rajah doesnt kill his wives he makes them do it themselves in a rank tournement where each time he chooses a new bride she has to fight all of the Rajahs cou...
  • Sophie
    An Advanced Reading Copy has been kindly given by Skyscape and Two Lions via in exchange for an honest opinion4 “fight for freedom” starsWords of a cover junkie: I think the cover is just gorgeous! Seriously just take two minutes to admire it and tell me it’s not awesome. I could frame it and never tire of watching it.Emily R King is a new author to me but after reading the enthusiastic reviews of other blogger friends I was r...
  • R.K. Gold
    Before I get into why this book is only 3 stars I will say some positives. I was always engaged in the storyline; there was never a moment where I thought "I should put this down" or not finish. It was an entertaining and easy to follow plot, and though there was no massive world building the author also never created a confusing environment. Everything that happened had a complete explanation. If you are worried about spoilers you should stop re...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2.5 stars. Ehhh no this is nothing like The Wrath and the Dawn. That was a well-written book with an amazing main character, vivid world, and... a good story. The writing here is average and definitely awkward at times. The plot twists are predictable and the relationships are a bit forced/hollow. Buuuut it's still entertaining in parts and I kept reading because there's a freaking princess/guard trope and it gets me EVERY TIME. The basic idea is...
  • Iryna *Book and Sword*
    1.5/5 stars I have so many questions.- Why didn't anybody tell me how bad this was?- Why did I fall for the pretty cover yet again?- Why didn't I DNF'd it?- Why YA fantasy isn't really fantasy at all?- Why did I spend $2 on it?I do have to say that this had tons of potential. Tons! But sadly it was all wasted away. Partly because of the super Insta-romance, and partly because of the very detached writing. I have never read a book where writing wa...
  • Amy Leigh
    This is a captivating story about Kali. As someone who has been sick most of their life this book is inspiring. I can't wait to read the second book in this series! A tale of how a sickly orphan girl named Kalinda, raised by the sisterhood in a fictional Ancient India/Sumeria esque setting, can fight and rise to be the most powerful Queen in her land. The story is told completely through the eyes of Kalinda and is written so well that you can see...
  • Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
    ***** 5 Stars *****I'm shocked to see some of these ratings. If I read this in high school, I know I would've been going to class with only a few hours of sleep. The younger version of me that loved Hunger Games and Twilight would have LOVED this book. This story has everything I enjoy. A strong heroine. Unbreakable sisterhood. Magical encounters. I couldn't put this down!Yes, there is an insta-love chemistry, but I didn't find anything wrong wit...
  • mith
    Haha, awkward. How badly I wanted to like this book and how drastically it fell from my expectations.Look, frankly, I was wary about this book. I was giving it the benefit of the doubt but I am always wary about authors writing about a culture such as this one. It's not that I think they didn't do their research well... it's that I just don't think they'll be able to tell this culture's story well. As it should be told, if that makes sense.Anyway...
  • Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
    Omg this book was freaking awesome!!!! It's the perfect crossover for Young Adult and Adult fantasy lovers! I adored Kali and Deven and I can't wait to read book 2! I need it now!!!
  • Katherine Karas
    Okay not a review because I'll have to take time to gather myself and all my anger and annoyance and all the bad emotions and tell you in my Wrap Up. BUT I just read the description for the next book. AND WHAT THE F*CK Y DO PEOPLE STILL EVEN WRITE BOOKS LIKE THIS STILL. This story had so much potential but it was so brutally murder and then next book sounds [how to convey feelings without cursing?] I just really can't.
  • Minni Mouse
    2.5 stars. The readers who say this was a cross between the young adult and new adult genres? Lies. The readers who liken this to The Wrath and the Dawn ? Well, okay, I suppose I see where they're going with that from a story perspective...but not even close on the prose.Another case of getting sucked in by arranged marriages and courtesans and forbidden lurve. Serves me right. Be right back while I try to recover my diminished IQ.THE GOOD1) Ent...
  • Sylvia Mercedes
    Let me start by saying this book is beautiful. Seriously beautiful. I mean, that cover? Yeah. But it's more than that. The writing, the atmosphere, the depth of the narrative. I found myself pausing to say, "Wow!" more times than I can count. Emily R. King can write.This book was an ALMOST five star for me. Only one thing held it back . . . but that was a big enough issue, I struggled to get passed it sometimes . . . Full review on my website!
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    “Let the sky lead me, the land ground me, the fire cleanse me, and the water feed me.” The Hundredth Queen is an imaginative fantasy that blends beautiful imagery and persistent characters. We follow Kalinda, an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, as she’s chosen to be the hundredth queen for the tyrant Rajah Tarek. Kali must fight for her place in the palace, while hiding a dangerous secret about herself. The Hundredth Queen is filled with mys...
  • Taffy
    Opening line:"Snowy mountains tear into the ashen sky, their jagged peaks pearly, like wolverine fangs."So starts one of the best books I've read this year. Why? Why is it one of my favorites? I got sucked into the book, characters, story and couldn't pull myself out. Heart-pounding adventure, romance and intrigue. Wow. So well written. Ms. King's words are mesmerizing and kept me reading long after I should have been asleep. Kalinda is an orphan...
  • Monique V
    Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.4.5 Stars I really enjoyed this book. This is the story of Kali who without meaning too catches the attention of the king and becomes the hundredth Rani. Because she is the hundredth Rani any of the other wives and courtesans can challenge her to a duel. The bad part is that Kali sucks at fighting. She is of a sickly complex and suffers constant feve...
  • Rosalyn Eves
    I wasn't sure what to expect going into this book, but I found it fresh, vivid, well-plotted, and intriguing. I think my favorite thing is the way the story grapples with faith--how it informs one's life and one's decisions, how one creates agency within a faith tradition. Looking forward to the next one!
  • Christina
    3 stars"We are all half-demon, half-god. The demon half being the mortal side that continually errs, and the godly half being the side that strives to improve. In each life, we endeavor to raise our standing and become closer to everlasting perfection."Eighteen year old Kalinda is an orphan ward, raised by the sisterhood. She has been plagued by fevers all her life and because of this, it is doubtful that she will ever be chosen to leave as a ben...
  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Audio # 43I feel like Bardugo fans may like this series
  • Atlas
    Anything can be changed by those who have the courage to blaze their own path* * * .53.5 / 5The Hundredth Queen had a strong opening: Kalinda is at mountain temple that raises young girls; in exchange for funding, any nobleman may visit the Sisterhood temple and choose a young woman to be a servant, courtesan, or wife. When Rajah Tarek arrives at the temple to choose his hundredth wife, Kalinda is shocked to be chosen; she had been hoping to be p...
  • Fables&Wren
    WrensReads Review:I should have read the “comparable to The Wrath and the Dawn” and realized this book wouldn’t have been for me. Don’t get me wrong, the writing was good enough and the world is pretty interesting, but the story and the characters were just not hitting the spot for me.Kali is our main girl here and she Rajah (Tarek) comes and claims her as his hundredth wife after seeing her fight (because that’s all you need to know in...